GDOT Awards Research Grant to Dr. Hossein Taheri for Non-Destructive Testing
Dr. Hossein Taheri, assistant professor of Manufacturing Engineering and founder of the LANDTIE* research lab, received his second grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in 2023. This $188k project from the Georgia Transportation Institute‘s RTAG program aims to investigate the advanced phased array ultrasonic non-destructive testing (PAUT) technique for fast and efficient quality assessment of welding in steel structures within the scope of GDOT. The expected outcome of the project is development of an innovative procedure which increases the accuracy of welding quality investigation and reduces the time and cost of inspections.
Dr. Taheri joined Georgia Southern in August 2018 after earning two Ph.Ds. from Iowa State University in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. His research interests include nondestructive evaluation and characterization of materials; in situ monitoring and control for manufacturing processes and machineries; development of advanced manufacturing; and material processing techniques such as metal additive manufacturing, friction stir welding and cold spray, polymers, and composites. *LANDTIE stands for Laboratory for Advanced Non-Destructive Testing, In situ monitoring and Evaluation.
The Georgia Transportation Institute was established in 1998 to coordinate and act as a focal point for transportation research in the state of Georgia. The member institutions include the Georgia Institute of Technology, Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Savannah State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of West Georgia. Researchers affiliated with GTI are active in research on a broad range of topics including policy and planning, environmental issues, transportation technology, transportation infrastructure, and traffic operations.
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